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  • Mare rubs tail when in season

 
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    08-29-2009, 09:12 PM
  #1
Foal
Alice rubbing her tail! :'(

My mare has the prettiest mane and tail, but recently she has started rubbing her tail out in the stable at night :(
I've put fly spray on it in case flies are getting her, but it doesnt seem to make a huge difference... im wondering if maybe she has a bit of sweet itch but its never shown up before.
ATM im putting a thin sheet on her to stop her rubbin it, but if anyone knows of any longer term solutions I would be reallly grateful, as I want her to have a nice full tail for the winter dressage season :)
Thanks :) x x
     
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    08-29-2009, 09:42 PM
  #2
Weanling
She might have worms. Try deworming her just in case.
     
    08-29-2009, 10:41 PM
  #3
Trained
Clean her udder and de-worm her. Lots of horses rub their tails because its the closest they can get to the itch caused by a dirty sheath or udder. My mare was a terrible tail rubber until I heard this somewhere. I started cleaning her udder and no more rubbing. It was nasty the first time.... ick
     
    08-30-2009, 07:12 AM
  #4
Trained
Is she in season? When in season, some mares rub their tails as a form of self gratification (honestly).
     
    08-30-2009, 02:51 PM
  #5
Foal
Thanks so much for the advise
Oh wow, yep, ill definitely try that!
I've never heard that, I doubt that's it though as I regularly clean there anyway :P but i'll check.
She IS in season though....hmmmm
I'll post when i've checked out her udder and see how that goes x
     
    08-30-2009, 07:59 PM
  #6
Weanling
She may just have dry skin, have you checked for dandruff?
     
    08-30-2009, 08:03 PM
  #7
Foal
She also may have lice. I would check for that too.
     
    08-31-2009, 02:25 PM
  #8
Foal
So, she's deffo not got worms cos she's been on a completely perfect worming regime since I got her 2 yrs ago. Her skins good, no flakes or anything - which is what I checked for first, was quite surprised when I saw it was ok...
No lice, we recently treated the whole yard for them just in case, as one horse had them
I cleaned her udder today and it WAS dirty, in places I had never thought to look lmao!
So hopefully that will be it. Im really curious about the link between being in season and tail rubbing tho... hmmmm
Thanks again x x
     
    08-31-2009, 10:49 PM
  #9
Weanling
Not to sound gross, but you might want to check on either side of her coochie. Smegma builds up in the skin folds on both sides of it and can irritate them
     
    09-06-2009, 04:07 PM
  #10
Weanling
It could be worms. There is a certain kind that is tiny and white, and lay their eggs, right there.
     

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